Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary

Meetings:
2nd Sunday at 12 p.m.
Contact:
Grand Lady Patrice Barton-Smith
678-371-2677
Email: psbarton901@gmail.com

The intent and purpose of the Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary is to render services to God, our church and our community. We strive to portray by example and deed the higher principles of Christian Womanhood and to promote FriendshipUnity and Christian Charity.

History

The Knights of Peter Claver is the largest predominately African American lay Catholic organization in the United States. The fraternal order of the Knights of Peter Claver was founded November 7, 1909 in Mobile, Alabama. The Ladies Auxiliary was authorized in August 1922.   The charter members of Our Lady of Lourdes Court 300 were initiated on April 16, 1988. There is also a Junior Daughter chapter.

The Order is named after St. Peter Claver, a Jesuit priest from Spain who ministered to African slaves in Cartegena, Colombia, South America, in the 1600s. Peter Claver is said to have converted over 300,000 slaves to Catholicism. It is hoped that by knowing his love for his fellow man, we will be inspired to greater service.

Goal: The intent and purpose of the Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary is to render services to God, our church and our community. We strive to portray by example and deed the higher principles of Christian Womanhood and to promote FriendshipUnity and ChristianCharity.

History

The Knights of Peter Claver is the largest predominately African American lay Catholic organization in the United States. The fraternal order of the Knights of Peter Claver was founded November 7, 1909 in Mobile, Alabama. The Ladies Auxiliary was authorized in August 1922.   The charter members of Our Lady of Lourdes Court 300 were initiated on April 16, 1988. There is also a Junior Daughter chapter.

 

The Order is named after St. Peter Claver, a Jesuit priest from Spain who ministered to African slaves in Cartegena, Colombia, South America, in the 1600s. Peter Claver is said to have converted over 300,000 slaves to Catholicism. It is hoped that by knowing his love for his fellow man, we will be inspired to greater service.

 

 

Activities

Our Lady of Lourdes Court 300 remains active in the Church Community:

•Active involvement in all of the Liturgical ministries at Lourdes
•Annual scholarship program for Lourdes graduating high school students
•Volunteering at Simon’s Call – the OLL ministry and the ROC, a residential outreach center
•Various fundraising events including our Annual Prayer Breakfast
•Participation in activities at the District and National level of our Order Membership in the Ladies Auxiliary is open to all practicing Catholic women age 18 or older.

 

 

Membership

Practicing Catholic women age 18 and older.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Grand Lady Carmen Jenkins.

 

Meetings:
2nd Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Contact:
Grand Lady Carmen Jenkins770-969-0262
Email:jenkinscarmen@bellsouth.net